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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Young Kim (CA-40) traveled to Taiwan and Singapore with bipartisan Congressional delegations led by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (TX-10) to meet with senior elected and defense officials and business leaders.

Rep. Kim is chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Indo-Pacific Subcommittee.

Rep. Kim was part of the first Congressional delegation to travel to Taiwan following the inauguration of President Lai Ching-te and Vice President Hsiao Bi-khim. She met with the president and vice president, in addition to Foreign Minister Lin Chia-Lung, Legislative Yuan Speaker Han Kuo-yu, Chamber members, and defense officials. She was in Taiwan from May 26-30, 2024 with Chairman McCaul, Joe Wilson (SC-02), Andy Barr (KY-06), Jimmy Panetta (CA-19), and Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06). Photos from Taiwan, courtesy of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, can be found HERE.

She then traveled to Singapore for the 21st annual International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue with a bipartisan Congressional delegation. She met with U.S. Ambassador to Singapore Jonathan Kaplan, Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean Prime Minister Lawrence Wong, the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, South Korean Minister of National Defense Shin Won-sik, South Korean Deputy Minister of National Defense Policy Cho Chang-rae, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and United States Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) Commander Adm. Samuel Paparo. She was in Singapore from May 30 – June 1, 2024 with Chairman McCaul, Ranking Member Gregory Meeks (NY-05), Joe Wilson (SC-02), and Joe Courtney (CT-02). Photos from Singapore, courtesy of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, can be found HERE.

“Strengthening relationships with our allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific is important now more than ever as we see growing aggression in the region,” said Rep. Young Kim. “I appreciated the opportunity to have productive discussions with President Lai and other senior elected and defense officials on addressing backlogged arms sales, promoting deterrence, and advancing democracy. I also am grateful to have met with Ukrainian President Zelensky, Singaporean Prime Minister Wong, and senior defense officials at the Shangri-La Dialogue who are on the front lines of protecting freedom and deterring aggression around the world. As Indo-Pacific Subcommittee chairwoman, I will keep working to achieve peace through strength and ensure America leads on the world stage.”

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